LG Optimus Pad is the European cousin of the T-Mobile G-Slate tablet. It has a 8.9 inches display, positioning it right between the iPad’s 9.7″ and the Galaxy Tab’s 7″ screens. In terms of raw power, the LG Optimus Pad will utilize NVIDIA’s one and only Tegra 2 chipset, which fares quite decently, at least judging by our personal impressions with the Optimus 2X. What’s more interesting in this device however is its ability to capture 3D content with the two 5MP sensors found on its back. Unfortunately, users won’t be able to watch glasses-free 3D on the LG Optimus Pad’s 8.9-inch screen. 3D video watching will be done by either using glasses on the tablet’s screen, or by streaming the signal via HDMI 1.4 to a compatible 3D TV or monitor (again, for use with glasses). When it comes to software, LG has chosen to stick with stock Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
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|Feature||Apple iPad||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Operating System||iOS 4||Android 2.2|
|Display||9.7″ 1024×768 (132ppi) LED backlit LCD||7″ 1024×600 (170ppi) transflective TFT|
|External storage||N/A||microSD up to 32GB|
|Camera||N/A||Rear: 3.0 Megapixel (AF), LED flash
Front: 1.3 Megapixel
|Network (3G)||7.2 Mbps UMTS/HSDPA(850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE(850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
|7.2 Mbps UMTS/HSDPA(900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Data and voice
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)||Bluetooth 3.0|
|Battery||25Wh (~6610mAh) lithium-polymer||4000 mAh (14.8Wh at 3.7V)|
|Processor||1GHz Apple A4, Samsung Hummingbird core||1GHz Samsung-Intrinsity, Hummingbird Core|
|Graphics||PowerVR SGX535||PowerVR SGX540|
|Weight (3G)||730 grams||380 grams|
Ahead of its Strategy and Financial Briefing in London, Nokia has sharedsome details on what it plans to announce at the event. As expected, the company is aligning its strategy with Microsoft.
By now, you’ve probably seen the ‘burning platform’ memo penned by the fresh CEO of the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, former Microsoft executive Stephen Elop
In it, Elop addressed the company’s formidable competitors (Apple and Google with its Android OS strategy), who are consistently out-innovating Nokia and steadily taking over its market share. Clearly, Elop was gearing up for the announcement of some significant changes with regards to Nokia’s strategy going forward. He delivered. (full press release below)
Here’s the meat:
– Plans for a broad strategic partnership with Microsoft to build a new global mobile ecosystem; Windows Phone would serve as Nokia’s primary smartphone platform.
– A renewed approach to capture volume and value growth to connect “the next billion” to the Internet in developing growth markets
– Focused investments in next-generation disruptive technologies
– A new leadership team and organizational structure with a clear focus on speed, results and accountability
Windows Phone to become Nokia’s primary smartphone platform = huge. Microsoft reportedly offered Nokia hundreds of millions of dollars to make that switch.
Nokia will use Bing for search functionality across its devices, while Nokia Maps will become core to Microsoft’s mapping services. Nokia’s content and app store will be integrated with Microsoft’s Marketplace.
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